Job Requisition Number: 24357. Center for Korean Studies (CKS) is dedicated to the advancement of research and teaching on Korea. Housed at the Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), CKS programs include colloquia, research, conferences, visiting scholar programs, and K-12 outreach. CKS provides research grants annually to Berkeley faculty, awards postdoctoral fellowships to promising young scholars in the field, and provides increasingly large numbers of graduate fellowships. It maintains a busy visiting scholar program serving both academics and other professionals. With recently expanded interest and opportunities for the study with Korea, CKS is one of the fastest growing area centers at Berkeley, serving as the focal point for organized research activity on Korea on campus and in the region.
As the primary full-time staff administrator, the Program Director develops, coordinates and carries out, in consultation with the Center Chair and associated faculty, the organized research activities and programming agenda of the Center. S/he oversees all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the Center, including organizing center activities, leading staff, supervising student assistants, and serving as liaison to management of the Institute of East Asian Studies.
Program Development: In conjunction with the Chair, plan various lecture series, workshops, or conferences. Help to conceive new topics for research or public presentation, plan new programs or activities based on these topics, and ensure their successful implementation. Seek new means to communicate current research activities across campus and to the general community.
Program/ Events Coordination: Implement Center programs, including weekly (or more frequent) colloquia; weekly (or more frequent) visiting scholar meetings; special workshops and conferences; annual regional symposia; annual fellowship competitions; advanced language-tutoring programs; and visiting delegation receptions. Manage the Visiting Scholar Program, which hosts between 20 and 30 Korean visiting scholars annually.
Fundraising and Donor Relations: Help to implement a long-term fundraising plan for the Center. Identify institutional and private donors, keeping donors apprised of Center activities and goal. Manage funding contributions to CKS. Work closely with the CKS Chair and IEAS leadership on fundraising activities on behalf of Korean studies.
Grant Writing and proposal development: Identify institutional grant opportunities for Korean studies, and work with the Chair as appropriate to develop proposals for enhancing Korean studies at the Berkeley campus. Solicit input and data from relevant parties to coordinate grant proposals. Coordinate proposal approval process with Campus Shared Services
Institutional Liaison: Establish and maintain ties with peer research institutions and universities worldwide. Attend professional conferences, make site visits to potential collaborative partners, make arrangements for visiting delegations, and act as host for visiting professors or dignitaries at Berkeley.
Administration and Financial Management: Work with the IEAS Associate Director, CKS Chair and Campus Shared Services analysts to manage long-term fiscal planning for Center operations. Serve as the Center’s resource on University administrative policies and guidelines, and interpret these policies for the Chair’s understanding. Oversee business functions, including reimbursements for travel and entertainment, purchasing and other financial transactions. Manage the content of the Center's website and maintain its physical facilities.•Thorough knowledge of functional area and understanding of how work may impact other areas. •Thorough analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills. •Thorough and effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and presentation skills. •Thorough knowledge of campus policies and procedures, or willingness to learn them. •Thorough knowledge of and skill in delivering programs. •Knowledge of current programs and trends affecting Korea and Korean studies. •Thorough skills to conduct needs assessment and development of new programs to meet organizational needs. •Skill in using business software systems in the completion of work assignments; i.e. Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint.
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